MILLER, Zell Bryan, (1932 - 2018)

Senate Years of Service: 2000-2005
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

MILLER, Zell Bryan, a Senator from Georgia; born in Young Harris, Georgia, on February 24, 1932; graduated Young Harris College 1951; served in U.S. Marine Corps 1953-1956; graduated University of Georgia 1957, masters’ degree 1958; businessman; professor of political science and history; mayor of Young Harris 1959-1960; Georgia state senator 1961-1964; member, state Board of Pardons and Paroles 1973-1975; lieutenant governor of Georgia 1975-1991; governor of Georgia 1991-1999; appointed on July 24, 2000, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Paul Coverdell; took the oath of office on July 27, 2000; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in a November 2000 special election for the remainder of the term; served from July 24, 2000, to January 3, 2005; was not a candidate for reelection in 2004; died at his home in north Georgia on March 23, 2018.


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